IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT the availability of the DRT (Data Retrieval Tool)

The DRT (Data Retrieval Tool) used to retrieve student (and parent or spouse) tax data and auto fill the financial section of the FAFSA is expected to be unavailable until Fall 2017.

View additional information about "DRT".

Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid

Thank you for visiting! We are here to assist and serve students in areas of financial aid literacy, the financial aid processes, and in managing student loan indebtedness. We seek to support the goals of Dallas Baptist University and the student body by providing financial resources for the completion of a Christ-centered education. This site is designed to help you in the financial aid process and provide answers to your questions. Please let us know how we may make it an even better experience for you.


The Financial Aid Process Made Simple:



Begin by Completing Your

Two Annual Applications

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Using DBU's school code 003560 click on the link above and
  • Select the correct FAFSA application year, then
  • Complete your annual application

Click here to learn more about when to apply.


DBU ONLINE Supplemental Application

Using the link above, choose the correct application to complete your application
  • NEW STUDENTS—Choose the ‘New User Sign-Up’ option
  • RETURNING STUDENTS—Choose the ‘Start/Continue Application’ option

Watch Financial Aid TV - How do I apply for financial aid?

Watch Financial Aid TV - What is the FAFSA?


Thoroughly Read Your Award Letter

  • Check 'WebAdvisor’ for your award letter details
  • or
  • Check here for additional details on your Award Letter

Watch Financial Aid TV - What is an Award Notification Letter?

Secure your Loans

If you requested and received Direct Loans, please navigate to the link below to secure your loans by completing Entrance Counseling and signing your MPN (Master Promissory Note).

Watch Financial Aid TV - What is a Loan?

Financial Aid Forms Questions about Fees & Payments Contact Financial Aid


The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is currently unavailable and is expected to continue to be unavailable until fall 2017.

This inconvenient outage does not prevent students and parents from completing the FAFSA. It may still be completed using their 2015 tax information for both the 2016-17 and 2017-18 financial aid years. 2015 tax information will, however, need to be entered manually in those fields on the FAFSA as long as the DRT is unavailable.

For more information, view this video.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 214-333-5363 or


Financial Aid Questions? Get Video Answers Ready to Apply? Thinking About DBU? Grants Scholarships Loans Tuition & Housing Costs

Information regarding specific yearly amounts for each Federal Aid program is available in the FINANCIAL AID STUDENT GUIDE, published annually by the US Department of Education.

Click HERE to view that publication online.